Filtering and narrating through the sources, generating in the audience new reflections according to today’s decolonial sensibility.
ANfiltered is the result of the crasis between the word anthropology and the action of filtering something through the eyes.
The project, a partnership with the Museo di Antropologia e Etnologia - Sistema Museale di Ateneo dell'Università di Firenze, through an installative intervention on the institution’s halls, embrace and reinterprets its collection.
The two halls on which the project insists, South America’s and New Guinea’s, are told in abrand new way through two different actions. The first one consists of the application of coloured filters to the display cases containing findings deemed sensitive, such as ritual objects and human remains. Here aestheticized and decontextualized, the objects are offered to the visitor under a new perspective. The second brings textual materials directly on the selected cases: a quotation from the Yanomami people’s spokesman Davi Kopenawa, and other excerpts from travelogues of scholars and anthropologists.
ANfiltered is a contribution to the international debate on decolonial issues within museums and aims to further open the Museum's spaces to the city of Florence.
Let's gaze at the present and at the current sensibility, which questions and forces us to re-read the past with a new set of eyes.